May 22, 2015
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Flare
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Flare

By Jonathan Maas

Rating:  star star star star star 

In an unknown timeframe, Earth is seared by a flare-up of our sun. Those who venture outside during the day are rapidly burned alive.

Xelie
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Xelie’s Gift

By Michele McGuire

Rating:  star star star star star 

Yes, this is a story about a dog named Xelie. Author Michele McGuire met her Picardy Shepherd on a trip to Austria and enthusiastically brought the dog home to join with the others.

WhiteRiver
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The White River Killer

By Steven Wilson

Rating:  star star star star star 

A farmer and occasional journalist gets in over his head when he covers the murder of a young Arab student.

sleeping to
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Sleeping to Death

By G.D.Baum

Rating:  star star star star star 

A martial artist and bodyguard must solve the murder of his client’s brother, while mourning his late wife, watching his mentor die, and protecting those he loves.

BabyLook
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Hey, Baby Look

By Kate Shannon

Rating:  star star star star star 

Sparking chatter and vocabulary, HEY, BABY, LOOK is a beautifully designed board book that offers a simple, thoughtful narrative to provide visual stimulation and talking points for babies and toddlers.

Deceased
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Wife of the Deceased

By Dawn M. Bell

Rating:  star star star star star 

A widow must come to terms with the loss of her husband and learn to go on with her life without him.
Dawn Bell had a wonderful life—a beautiful daughter, a fulfilling job, good friends, and most of all, a loving and much-beloved husband.

Print
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Blackcloak

By W. James Chan

Rating:  star star star star star 

A man destined to be a powerful weapon struggles with self-identity as powerful forces race to claim him for their side. BLACKCLOAK: A MAN OF HIS SWORD is a dream-like adventure through a shattered mind in a world filled with strange creatures and unusual magic.

Freddy
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Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters

By Vegard Svingen

Rating:  star star star star star 

A 10-year-old boy moves to the country with his parents and older sister, only to realize that their new house is haunted and there are strange creatures popping up unexpectedly in his backyard.

Breakthrough
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The Breakthrough

By Frederic C. Hartman

Rating:  star star star star star 

An investigation into the negative emotions that keep us from becoming fully engaged in our present lives, THE BREAKTHROUGH aims to help readers become fully (and healthily) conscious.

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Ere àwòrán

By Michael Jay Nusbaum

Rating:  star star star star star 

A well-researched tale of an African slave and two abolitionists during the American Civil War. Ere àwòrán means “little statue,” referring to the carved figurine that Osumaka, gives to his young son Bwana as a reminder that his father is always with him even when off on a hunt.

Pianist
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Pianist in a Bordello

By Mike C. Erickson

Rating:  star star star star star 

PIANIST IN A BORDELLO is a novel about a liberal Democratic politician with the rather unlikely name of Richard Milhouse Nixon Youngblood. Since he is running for congress in Northern California, he has written an autobiography to address some of the questionable activities of his past.

Jabber
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Jabberwocky

By Theodore Singer

Rating:  star star star star star 

JABBERWOCKY is a bright and beautiful collection of stories, which take a classic poem in new and engaging directions. Lewis Carroll would be delighted.